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Application and admission

Master European Competition Law and Regulation (International and European Law)

Complete the steps below to register for the programme.

Please note that in Studielink, the name of the Master's programme does not mention the track name. To register for this track in Studielink, first select 'International and European Law' as your study programme. You will be asked to select the specific track during a following step.

  • 1. Check deadlines

    Deadlines September enrolment

    If you want to enroll in September, you can submit your application between the 1th of October and the 1th of August. We highly recommend you submit your application before the 1th of July, because you have to register for courses mid-July.

    The required certified documents have to be submitted before 24 August.

    February enrolment

    If you want to enroll in February, you can submit your application between the 1th of May until the 31th of December.

    The required certified documents have to be submitted before 24 January.

  • 2. Check entry requirements

    Academic legal background

    Admission to the Master's programme is determined based on your academic background, which must include:

    1. An academic degree comparable to a Dutch Bachelor of Laws.

    • Students with a liberal arts and sciences degree with a law emphasis from any University College in the Netherlands are eligible to apply for admission to the 4 tracks of the LLM in International and European Law provided they have acquired at least 45 ECTS for law courses taken during (and as part of) the successfully completed, corresponding programme. Their applications will be evaluated on an individual basis.
    • Students with a non-Dutch university Bachelor's degree comparable to a Dutch Bachelor's degree in European Studies or International Relations are eligible to apply for admission to the 4 tracks of the LLM in International and European Law provided they have acquired at least 45 ECTS for law courses taken during (and as part of) the successfully completed, corresponding programme. Their applications will be evaluated on an individual basis.
    • Students with a non-Dutch university Bachelor's degree in another discipline are eligible to apply for admission to the 4 tracks of the LLM in International and European Law provided they have acquired at least 60 ECTS for law courses taken during (and as part of) the successfully completed, corresponding programme. Their applications will be evaluated on an individual basis.
    • Students with a BSc degree in PPLE with a major in Law are eligible to be admitted directly to the 4 tracks of the LLM in International and European Law.
    • Students with a Dutch bachelor's degree in European Studies or International Relations with a major in law are eligible to apply for admission to the 4 tracks of the LLM in International and European Law provided they have acquired at least 45 ECTS for law courses taken during (and as part of) the successfully completed, corresponding programme.
    • Students with a non-juridical/legal university degree that does not belong to the above-mentioned categories can be admitted to the Master’s programme when the transition programme (‘schakelprogramma’) International and European Law at the UvA has been completed. Information on Schakelprogramma's na niet-juridische wo-bachelors

    2. Basic knowledge of Public International Law is required for the following tracks:

    • Public International Law
    • International Trade and Investment Law

    The Amsterdam Law School offers a self-study course in Public International Law before the Master’s programme starts, followed by an examination in September/ February. This course is compulsory for those students who have a deficiency in Public International Law. The course does not count for the 60 ECTS of the Master’s programme.

     3. Basic knowledge of European Law is required for the following tracks:

    • European Union Law
    • European Competition Law and Regulation

    The Amsterdam Law School offers a self-study course in European Law before the Master’s programme starts, followed by an examination in September/February. This course is compulsory for those students who have a deficiency in European Law. The course does not count for the 60 ECTS of the Master’s programme.


    English language proficiency

    In an international environment, sufficient mastery of the English language is critical for academic success. International students must take an English-language proficiency test to demonstrate their ability. Students who received their prior education in the Netherlands are exempted from this test.

    Ask the Admissions Office of the Amsterdam Law School a question (UvA students)

    Ask the Admissions Office of the Amsterdam Law School a question

  • 3. Submit enrolment application in Studielink

    Before you can apply to the UvA, you will need to submit an enrolment application in Studielink. Studielink is the national online system for students who would like to pursue a degree programme at a Dutch university.

    Check your DigiD (before starting in Studielink)

    A DigiD (Digital Identification) is an online ID (username and password) that provides access to government administration websites.

    • Students who do not live in the Netherlands can use Studielink without a DigiD.
    • Students who currently live in the Netherlands will need their DigiD to use Studielink. We strongly recommend that you apply for your DigiD at least three weeks before registering in Studielink.

    Read the step-by-step guide to Studielink

    Before starting your enrolment application in Studielink, read the 'Step-by-step guide to Studielink'. 

    Download Step-by-step guide to Studielink

    Submit enrolment application in Studielink

    Studielink

  • 4. Activate your UvAnetID

    After submitting your enrolment application in Studielink, you will receive an email with your UvAnetID. Follow the instructions in this email to activate your ID; you will need it to complete your UvA application.

  • 5. Submit your UvA application form

    As soon as you have activated your UvAnetID you can submit your application form through the online digital form.

    Please note: When registering for this track in Studielink, first select 'International and European Law' as your study programme. At a later step you select the specific track you wish to register for.

    Application form

    Prior education abroad

    Are you in possession of a degree certificate earned abroad? Submit your application for admission as early as possible; extra time is needed to evaluate diplomas from abroad. If you have questions in this regard, please contact the Admissions Office.

    Students whose prior education took place entirely abroad are charged an administration fee of €100, which is refunded at the beginning of the semester to registered students only.

    Online application
    A completed online application consists of the following documents

    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Certified copy of university transcripts including marks
    • Certified copy of university diploma (if it has already been obtained)
    • Proof of a passing mark on an English-language proficiency test (if the test has already been taken)
  • 6. Wait for the admissions decision

    If you meet all entry requirements and the Admissions Office has approved your application, the university will send a letter of acceptance by email. This letter is also sent to the Central Student Administration to complete the ‘admissions’ portion of the enrolment procedure. Once you have been granted admission and met all other enrolment requirements (such as paying the tuition fee), you are ‘fully’ enrolled.

  • 7. Submit certified documents

    Certified documents

    You will not need  to submit documentation if you have completed a legal Bachelor’s programme in the Netherlands or will have done so before the 1st of September; we can verify your prior academic credentials based on the records provided by DUO. If that is the case, you do not need to send certified copies of your degree certificate or transcript. This exception applies to the following degree programmes:

    • Bachelor Rechtsgeleerdheid (croho 50700)
    • Bachelor Fiscaal Recht (croho 56827)
    • Bachelor Notarieel Recht (croho 56828)

     

    The same exception applies if you have completed a pre-Master's programme at the UvA or if you are applying based on the following diplomas granted by the UvA:

    • PPLE, with a major in Law
    • Liberal Arts & Sciences, with at least 45 ECTS credits in law courses
    • European Studies, with at least 45 ECTS credits in law courses
    • International Relations, with at least 45 ECTS credits in law courses

    If you are required to submit documentation, please send it by the deadline to:

    Amsterdam Law School - Admissions Office
    P.O. Box 1030
    1000 BA Amsterdam
    The Netherlands

    Or, if sent by registered post:

    Amsterdam Law School – Admissions Office
    Valckenierstraat 59
    1018 XE Amsterdam
    The Netherlands

    All documents need to be officially certified (i.e., must bear the original stamp or signature of your university or a notary), and sent with the printed version of the completed online application form to the following address:

    Submit the required information through this digital form

  • 8. Request student ID card

    A student ID card is a personal document which serves as proof of identity for examinations and library privileges. You will receive instructions explaining how to request your student ID card. 

  • 9. Register for courses

    Course registration

    After you have been (conditionally) admitted to the LLM programme at the Amsterdam Law School, you will need to sign up for courses during the registration periods indicated on the academic calendar.

    For questions on course registration, please contact our Education Desk.

    Academic calendar

    The academic year is divided into two semesters, each lasting 20 weeks. Semester 1 classes begin in the first week of September. Semester 2 classes begin in the first week of February. At the Amsterdam Law School, the semesters are further divided into two teaching periods. These begin in week 1 and week 9 of each semester.

    Academic calendar

    Courses per semester

    You will find a course overview per semester (with course descriptions) in the online course catalogue.

    Programme in Course catalogue